The past month has seen an upturn in the number of fish and anglers with the second leg of the Seaview Lads’ Christmas competition on December 16 keenly contested.
Once again, the weather was a challenge with onshore winds and heavy rain making it slippery underfoot. Most anglers caught fish, but no massive specimens.
Mike Langford included a sorry-looking cod in his winning weight of over 9lb – a fish that had it been in better health, would have easily weighed a few more pounds. He also won the Eddie Frost trophy.
Other fish of note included an eel for Kevin Sala that won him the snowball and another eel for Ada Harris that at over 3 feet long should have been a winning fish, but weighed under 2lb – a truly sorry looking specimen!
Building on his success from the previous week, Roger Green included two eels in his weight to make third place on the day and was crowned champion over the two legs.
A seasoned matchman, Roger dominated proceedings and is surely the man to watch in the coming season. Mickey Langford, Kevin Sala and Steve Doble shared second place overall in the competition on equal points.
2019 has seen better fish being landed with more cod. On January 11, 11 anglers were booked, but only two weighed in.
Ada Harris took first place and Don Cook had a fine bass of 3lb 7oz for second – not anywhere close to his best (he holds the Welsh record) but a welcome sight nonetheless.
The latest competition fished on January 20 had 16 anglers fish and most weighed in. Ollie landed 12lb 8oz of fish, including a fine cod of over 4lb to take first place while Ada Harris and Nathan Warner were in second and third.
New members are welcome to apply to join the Seaview Lads and novices and experienced anglers are welcome.
They fish weekly along the local shoreline and also have a healthy boat fishing section. Members also enjoy a busy social calendar, including fishing breaks across the UK and further afield, from the Canaries to the Arctic Circle!
It’s great way to hone your skills, learn from old masters and enjoy some brilliant craic. To find out more, text Steve on 07870193331 for an informal chat.
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